Dr Sarah A. Lappin (BA Columbia, MA Princeton, PhD University of Ulster, RIBA) is an architect who teaches history/theory and design at Queen’s University Belfast. As a practitioner, she worked on a large range of projects including preservation and healthcare. Dr Lappin is co-founder of the All-Ireland Architectural Research Group, and is the current Chair of the Steering Group of the Architectural Humanities Research Association. Dr Lappin’s research interests include architecture and identity and twentieth-century architectural history. Her recent publications include the book Full Irish: New Architecture in Ireland (Princeton Architectural Press, 2009), as well as articles on architecture and cultural policy. Much of her research in recent years has concentrated on manifestations of identity in the twentieth century on the island of Ireland, including research into the Festival of Britain (published in the volume AHRA Critiques series Peripheries in 2012). Dr Lappin’s further research into modernism and its local manifestations in Ireland acted as part of the Irish pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale for Architecture and was published in InfraEireann: Infrastructure and the Architectures of Modernity in Ireland 1916-2016 (2015). Dr Lappin's upcoming publications include a focused study on the Irish work of Welsh architect Clough Williams Ellis.